F1 2009 Technology: Rear wings, diffusers – and the inevitable controversy

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As we head into the first race of 2009 a row is brewing over the diffusers used by Toyota, Williams and Brawn GP. F1 Fanatic guest writer John Beamer takes a look at the diffuser row and offers his thoughts on what’s gone wrong at McLaren. Hands up who finds that rear wing attractive? Uh… … Continue reading F1 2009 Technology: Rear wings, diffusers – and the inevitable controversy

F1 2009 technology: front wing

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F1 Fanatic guest writer John Beamer looks at the technology of the 2009 F1 cars, starting with those eye-catching front wings. Contrary to what many feared a few months ago, 2009 will be a bonanza for F1 technical aficionados. The lower (and flatter)??front wing, higher nose and deletion of various aerodynamic paraphernalia circling the chassis … Continue reading F1 2009 technology: front wing

How the F1 rules changes for 2009 are meant to improve racing (part 1/3)

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Over the last three years the rules that govern F1 have remained remarkably stable. In recent times the slowest car on the track (usually a Force India) has often been within 1.5s of the fastest. Ten years ago such a slim margin was unheard of. However, that will all change as the FIA has overhauled … Continue reading How the F1 rules changes for 2009 are meant to improve racing (part 1/3)

Ferrari and BMW’s clash over KERS could signal a threat to FOTA unity

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The first fault line has opened in what so far has been the impressively solid unity of the Formula 1 Teams’ Association. Speaking at Ferrari’s annual press skiing event, Stefano Domenicali complained that BMW had vetoed the efforts of the other teams to postpone the introduction of Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems (KERS) for 2009 due … Continue reading Ferrari and BMW’s clash over KERS could signal a threat to FOTA unity

The cost-cutting plans: development

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Perhaps the most significant aspect of the cost-cutting plan for F1 approved by the World Motor Sports Council today is the restrictions on development. Not only are dramatic changes planned for 2009, but even tighter controls are envisioned for the future to keep costs down. Is it enough to prevent more teams leaving Formula 1? … Continue reading The cost-cutting plans: development

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